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Table 5 Factor loadings for the variables included in the factor analysis of school level data

From: What explains between-school differences in rates of smoking?

  Factor 1 – school level affluence (eigenvalue = 3.73) Factor 2 – access to clinics and placing requests (reflects urban from rural areas) (eigenvalue = 1.56) Factor 3 – quality of relationships (eigenvalue = 1.23) Factor 4 – school size and quality of school sex education (eigenvalue = 1.06)
Deprivation score of local area (linkage between school catchment area postcodes and Carstairs Index of Deprivation) -0.922 0.044 -0.023 0.248
Employment in school catchment area 0.892 -0.144 0.136 -0.250
Staying on rates from Secondary (S)4 to S5 0.866 0.232 -0.175 0.051
Pupils' post school destination 0.842 0.244 -0.147 0.289
Free school meals 0.819 -0.115 -0.313 0.278
School attendance 0.795 -0.064 -0.348 -0.172
Staying on rates from S5 to S6 0.774 0.357 -0.071 0.386
Access to sexual health services 0.051 0.880 -0.081 -0.173
Parental placing requests for their child to attend a school (distinguishes urban from rural) 0.041 0.822 -0.035 0.101
Proportion of pupils from ethnic minority groups -0.070 -0.818 0.087 0.127
Quality of teacher relationships with each other -0.028 -0.116 0.873 -0.091
Quality of teacher-pupil relationships -0.334 -0.059 0.748 0.059
Size of the school (total number of pupils in S3 & S4) -0.055 0.184 0.156 0.803
Quality of sex education at the school -0.064 0.515 0.083 -0.781